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  1. Background "Too White"

    The background in Outlook is too white and eye straining. Need the ability to adjust the color theme to include the background color as well to increase readability.

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      587 comments  ·  Message View  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • How about bringing back the "SWEEP" function that allowed me to keep my inbox clean.

      DON'T UPGRADE OUTLOOK BY TAKING AWAY FEATURES THAT WERE GOOD!

      18,605 votes
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        2296 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

        Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

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          under review  ·  554 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please change it back, so the select all feature only applies to the box you are working in.

          Please change the select all feature back to only select all boxes in the inbox you are working in. Right now select all is all or nothing, to include the flagged items which makes cleaning out my inbox very inconvenient.

          9,749 votes
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            327 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate a task management (todo-list) system that is worth using!

            Currently, Microsoft (at least) has four different tasks/todo systems, and they are all half-baked. I would like to see Outlook.com combining all of them into a well-arranged view.

            1) Tasks from the Outlook.com Calendar. Simple, straight forward tasks, with no form of grouping or list-building.

            2) Tasks Cortana creates for me, including person-depending and location-depending reminders. Would nice to have a place where I can see, add and edit them. Especially when Windows 10 is here.

            3) Flagged Emails: After flagging a number of mails, I can't see all of them anymore on the top. It would be nice if…

            3,271 votes
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              72 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the detailed feedback and comments on this. Like you’ve noted we, as a company, have put work into tasks and task management before and it is an area we continue to give thought to as there is still improvement to make. I will pass this feedback and the comments on to the right folks for more consideration. If I can share anything substantive back, I will. Thanks again for the feedback and engagement.

            • Import old junk mail rules rather than starting from scratch.

              I'm thoroughly impressed with the new Outlook.com - great job, and please carry on making it more excellent.
              I'm a bit peeved, however, by the emails asking me if a just-received email was junk or not. Typically that's triggered by an email to myself, and I'd think those are easy to qualify. I also get the same "junk/not?" prodding after each email I send myself, and I'd think the rules stick.
              Lastly, I'm now getting emails which previously (before beta) had long been filtered as junk.
              Thanks for listening!

              3,091 votes
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                63 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show Number of New Emails in Browser Tab

                Show number of New Emails on Browser Tab.

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                  Working on it  ·  150 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Get rid of "Focused"

                  Focused inbox is not useful. Focused inbox has been putting too many items into the Other. Get rid of it!

                  2,204 votes
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                    5876 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Notification Settings

                    I want to be able to turn on/off email notifications. Right now I get a notification sound for every email that gets delivered.

                    1,474 votes
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                      40 comments  ·  Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Opt In to New Capabilities

                      It would be helpful within Outlook.com settings to be able to opt-in to beta capabilities - is this possible so as to get the latest and greatest experiences Microsoft is pushing out - and provide feedback through UserVoice :)

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                        54 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Rules no longer working

                        I used to love being able to send my newsletters to different folders. ie Pinterest to a Craft folder. However none of my rules are working anymore even though I have tried to recreate them a few times. It makes going through my junk folder twice as long.

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                          195 comments  ·  Report an Issue  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Attachment progress meter?

                          I miss the progress meter when loading attachments into e-mails. I Send mixes of songs to clients and that has been a very helpful feature in the past.

                          628 votes
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                            under review  ·  18 comments  ·  Attachments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Still receiving large amounts of spam

                            I am receiving a huge amount of spam starting 3 weeks ago. I have labelled as junk, as phishing scams, I have unsubscribed, and contacted the spam emails directly to unsubscribe me. I still receive 10+ per day and this is a huge security issue.

                            What measures can be done to block this and increase the security on my account?

                            ***I CANNOT GET THRU TO HELP CENTER***

                            462 votes
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                              1153 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • logout does not work only reloads inbox

                              Every time I try to log out of outlook mail it reloads my inbox and signs me back in. This is very frustrating and I am unable to properly sign out of my email which does not make me feel like this is at all secure.
                              I would appreciate any feedback you could give to fix this problem.

                              426 votes
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                                477 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bing map integration for the location field in calendar.

                                This functionality would allow a user to add addresses from bing maps directly into an appointments and launch navigation to the destination from the calendar. A similar experience can currently be found in iCloud calendar.

                                375 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create Calendar items from emails

                                  Allow users to highlight text from an email message and create a calendar item with that information already populated into the 'description' of the event.

                                  For example, someone sends you an address or directions to an event. Highlight that information from the email, click on a button or option and create a calendar event that has that information copied into the description already.

                                  369 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    This is coming in the new version of Outlook.com. If you don’t already see it, you should soon see “Reply all by meeting” in the drop-down menu next to “Reply” when you click on a specific email. Hope that fits your needs. Thanks for the feedback.

                                  • Add entries to birthday calendar without creating a contact

                                    Currently, if you add a new entry to the Birthday Calendar, it will create a contact record. You should have the ability to create birthday's on that calendar without the contact record. Pets, babies, etc... are 'people' I don't need clogging up my contact list, but their birthdays are important.

                                    272 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 'Add to Safe Senders list'

                                      Add an option/drop down menu to the 'Not Junk' button to easily add someone to the 'Safe Senders list'.

                                      It doesn't make sense to me that you can easily add someone to the 'blocked' list by selecting the email in the Junk Folder and selecting the option from a drop down list at the top, but the opposite option is not as easily accessible.

                                      Over the past few months I have missed more legitimate emails because they have been auto-classified as junk, than ever before.

                                      Surely the simplest fix to this increasing annoyance is to provide quick and easy access…

                                      220 votes
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                                        67 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          10 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Customise Sweep rules

                                          Please provide more options for Sweep rules, like you have for Inbox rules (eg Delete all Message From Henri vd M with the words 'birthday')
                                          ie allow the rule structure of Inbox rules for sweep rules
                                          Also allow sweep rules to be executed by the user

                                          165 votes
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